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Statement: as Poor People in India Prefer and Use Jiggery Rather than Sugar, the Government Has Decided to Decontrol and Scrap Sugar Distribution Through Public Distribution System (Pds). - Logical Reasoning


In the question below is given statement followed by two assumptions numbered I and II. An assumption is something supposed or taken for granted. You have to consider the statement and the following assumptions and decide which of the assumptions is implicit in the statement. 

Statement: As poor people in India prefer and use jaggery rather than sugar, the government has decided to decontrol and scrap sugar distribution through Public Distribution  System (PDS). 

Assumption I: Jaggery is freely available at a reasonable price  to all poor people   

Assumption II: PDS has lost its utility.


  • If only I assumption is implicit 

  • If only assumption II is implicit 

  • If neither I nor II is implicit

  • If both I and II are implicit 

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Solution 1

If both I and II are implicit 


The government’s decision to scrap sugar distribution through PDS assumes that jaggery is available to the poor at reasonable prices. If it were not true, The government’s decision would have been illogical. Thus, the assumption I am implicit in the given statement. Assumption II, if taken in the context of sugar distribution only, is also implicit in the given statement. This is so because the PDS, which earlier helped in the distribution of goods to the poor, is no longer useful because the poor now have cheaper substitutes for those goods. Hence, the option 'If both I and II are implicit ' is the correct answer.

Solution 2

If both I and II are implicit 


Clearly both the assumptions are implicit. Jaggery is available at a reasonable price to poor people that's why the poor people in India use Jaggery rather than sugar. And the Public Distribution System has lost its utility also.

Concept: Statement and Assumption (Entrance Exam)
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